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Furthur Live at Barton Hall @ Cornell University on 2010-02-14

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Furthur Live at Barton Hall @ Cornell University on 2010-02-14

by Furthur

Cornell University
Barton Hall
Ithaca, NY
February 14, 2010

Source: JWmod AKG 463's>V2>SD722
Location: Front of OTS, Right of Center. Stand at 12 Feet
Transfer: SD722>Adobe Aud>16 Bit>Cdwav>flac
Taped, Transfered and Uploaded by Tony Suraci

Set 1:
Midnight Hour>
They Love Each Other
Beat It On Down The Line
Tennessee Jed
Looks Like Rain
Good Lovin'

Set 2:
Uncle John's Band>
Peaceful Valley> Jam>
Ashes & Glass
Unbroken Chain>
Morning Dew>
The Other One>
China Cat Sunflower>
*Standing On The Moon>
I Know You Rider

Donor Rap

Samson & Delilah

*Hey Jude was scratched and replaced with SOTM.

Collection Furthur
Band/Artist Furthur
Venue Barton Hall @ Cornell University
Location Ithaca, New York

Source JwMod AKG 463's>V2>SD722
Lineage SD722>AA>16bit>flac
Taped by Tony Suraci
Transferred by Tony Suraci


Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 18, 2014
Subject: --
You guys are pretty funny. Jaash5, I admire your hippie spirit, but jiminy...."20 years from now when people talk about the epic show at Cornell University in 2010 I can proudly say, I WAS THERE!!!! I WAS THERE!!!!!"

Well, here's the first review for this show in four years :) It was a good night, first set has TLEO dovetailing perfectly out of Midnight Hour, and Peggy-O has an interesting new arrangement from Phil....Sugaree rips.

Second set: Unbroken Chain all the way down is the night's highlight. John K. handles Morning Dew respectfully, but again, people, get a grip. Even bringing up Cornell '77 is ridiculous.

They played better on this tour, but this one's a fine night of music. Overrated? Yeah. Many of you reviewers breathlessly 5-starred this one mere hours after the show was over and you's truckin' to the next. Can't fault 'em, I suppose. But four years does give one perspective.
Reviewer: Shiva Ho - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 23, 2010
Subject: 30 years ago
First off Thanks Tony for capturing a moment of my life I will thanks to you remember for the rest of it along with all the other shows I've recorded myself over the last 30 years. Speaking of which.....

Last time I was inside Barton Hall was 30 years ago for my 2nd Dead show 5/7/80.... What long stranger & wonderful trip it has been. I went feeling a sense of coming full circle. Decided not to record this show cause I wanted to get the feel I had back then by not being tethered to anything or anyone. Got up front early to see them up close (a rarity for us tapers) & really enjoyed seeing the interactions between John & the boys. Mellow Loving first set...
was hoping for the Lost TLEO lyrics to emerge ala 73 but no luck. 2nd set opens with a fav Uncle John's which felt like it was finally sinking into John's consciousness the magnitude of where he was at that moment playing that very song. Thank YOU John!!! Then the big surprise for me was hearing the first few lines of Dew as I was hopping up the stairs from below... yelling Dew!!!! Dew!!!! John sure does it justice... a very heart wrenching baring his soul kinda feel to it.... knowing whom we lost for John to be there right now.... still brings chills up my spine thinking about it all. Damn that Bobby for stepping on all the John songs thinking he can do it better... STOP RatDogging it Bobby, you're not the leader of the band! I knew S&D would be the encore & started heading for the stairs.... bop bop bop... into it they went & out the door I go... hoping to beat the mass throngs by leaving a tad early... & listening to it in the car on the way home.

Please People stop trying to compare... "Comparison is the sign of a Dull Mind"

Just be Grateful that you are alive & get to hear this great music played by some of the original members plus with some very talented new ones!
Reviewer: BataviaSparky - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 17, 2010
Subject: Answer to DEW
No way on the top 3 Dew thing. I agree it's played with the passion and energy that a top tier Dew requires, But the soloing doesn't touch the dynamic tones and the way Jerry strung notes together that set a top GD Dew apart from any other musical piece by any other band. There simply is no way anyone else could do Dew like the 5,6,or 7 in the Grateful Dead and I don't think this one is as good as an average Dead Dew from any era during Jerry's Life. My two cents, yes, but I am adamant about this. Let's not get carried away by the unarguably joyful bliss that we all feel by hearing this one-of-a-kind music played so lovingly and beautifully. Bottom line is no version of any song Furthur plays is better than the best dead versions.

Taping quality is excellent
Reviewer: gratefulhead06 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 17, 2010
Subject: happy valentine's day
what a great set for a date

love was in the air tonight

peace and respect
Reviewer: zaylosh - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 19, 2010
Subject: DEW
I love Jerry. He invented the genre, and had a solid hand in shaping a half century of American social history. I literally cried for four days when he died, including ducking into bathroom stalls at work when necessary. I will be loyal to the memory of the man until I die.

That said, I feel qualified to offer the following opinion: I think it's very difficult to argue that the Morning Dew on this night, isn't a top-three all time version. I wasn't lucky enough to have been there in person but it's now three months after I first heard this recording (kudos to the taper) and I still get chills and mildly choked up listening to the final three minutes.

Honestly, the only better version I can identify is the 5/8/77 show performed in the very same venue (I only said top three to be conservative).

This show is pure magic and these guys are the real thing.
Reviewer: deadheadbilly1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2010
Subject: Show was Awesome.
I was disappointed, no Stagger Lee. Anyone got any hints when they will play again? Sugaree was kick ass!! I was there in front of the tapers section. This show gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. Morning Dew was spectacular reminiscent of 4-28-71(my favorite).
Reviewer: mid-maine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 31, 2010
Subject: awesome show
these guys are so tight and on, in general, that this show stands out in my memory (attendance) and stands up on my stereo to repeated listening.

ok, peggy-o isn't a '79, gleaming melt, but what is? funny thing, the songs that keep ringing in my ears are the expertly executed 'peaceful valley' and 'ashes and glass.' though i've known those songs through ryan and ratdog, these versions have grown on me to become my favorite readings. they sound as they should.

why do i bring up these two songs? people can lose their heads over manic, improbable setlists, but the readings of these songs prove the power of the band to rejuvenate and invigorate all songs in their palette. amen, brothers and sisters.

"polished like a golden bowl . . ."

p.s. suraci is da man.
Reviewer: hoffer1234321 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 2, 2010
Subject: Listen Will Ya!
Thanks to the tapers first and formost. Thank You Phil, I'm surrprised to say Thank You Bobby and will Never dis Him again. Perhaps he'll find room in his deepest of deep hearts to forgive me for overlooking his talent for all these years. This is it kids. Thank God I bring mine with me now. If this is not enough to prove this bads worth and depth and talent and glory. Go to set II of 2-19-10 and listen. Thank You Jerry! I miss you, these dudes carry the flag. You know...
Reviewer: JeffFrank - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 27, 2010
Subject: I love Bobby but he should not be singing the Jerry songs
This band is amazing.
Reviewer: lovehaight - favoritefavorite - February 27, 2010
Subject: give me a fucking break with the 5 stars already
This band is ok for a nostalgia act, but to give 5 stars for every show is pushing it...why is the Jerry impersonator singing songs that Bob sings 10 times better and with more feeling that whats his face? there is very originality in this band, wake the fuck up people and listen some Max Creek or BK3 for Christs sake
Reviewer: Bobk - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 21, 2010
Subject: amen...
Thanks again Tony. Your work is top shelf.. to my ears this is the strongest sounding tape form the bunch.. you all caught a gem up in Ithaca for sure.. After reading the review below, you realize this is what its all about.. whats the best Morning dew, other one,, etc.. who knows,, there are so many of you out there who were not able to see Garcia, and many who only caught him on the way out say from 92 on.. On this night you can almost feel it comming through the music, that magic..John does a great job with The dew here. Im old enough to have been able to see the dead since 74,, so how do you compare,, or why?.. enjoy this,, they are playing from the soul here..I would love to see Mickey and Billy with these guys, but thats not my call.. this show , thomas Wolfe and Miami are all stand outs,, thanks to the band and thanks for sharing,, looking foward to radio city.. the magic....
Reviewer: jaash5 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 20, 2010
Subject: EPIC!!!! and I was THERE!!!!!!!
Where do I even begin. On this night I witnessed something magical. I was there with my brother (his first dead type show ever!) and my father, with whom I owe everything that I am today to, and we were just taken away with this show. The boys really sensed the magic in the air and taking into account where they were, put on one hell of a show. I was in heaven, dancing my ass off... then something happened.... I heard those first few notes of Morning Dew, I went numb and started to scream my head off. John was just coming into his own.... To see him playing and just gelling with Bob and Phil was amazing. I think Bob thought it was the late 60s again, because there was no holding him back on this night. I had never seen a Morning Dew live and I know that its not the best ever played, but to me it was, the best one I've ever heard. Then they launched into the other one, giving a new term to the term mindbending. Then right from there they went into China Cat, and at this point my life could have ended and I would of died a satisfied man. From there they went into a Fabulous SOTM, and then ripped into a feverish, amazing I Know You Rider.

What made this show even better was the crowd, what an amazing vibe and energy all night long. Everybody just coming together as one, and it was all about the music. I am only 25 years old, and this hippie blood pours through my veins, and I felt at home. The young and old meshing, brought together by 40+ years of greatness and wonder, and if I didn't know better I would say that Jerry was there with us this night.

For few hours on the night of February 14th, 2010, I closed my eyes and was transported through time and space and was back in the Fillmore West in 1968. The universe allowed me to be there, and 20 years from now when people talk about the epic show at Cornell University in 2010 I can proudly say, I WAS THERE!!!! I WAS THERE!!!!!
Reviewer: Stellablu122 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 19, 2010
Subject: Maybe the best second set this band has played?
So far :)
From start to finish I might say Wallingford will edge this one out, but the high light of this show is the Unbroken Chain> Morning Dew> Other One>China Cat> SOTM> IKYR which is superb!The beginning is really good too, I loved hearing Peaceful Valley.
What I mean to say is this set will blow your mind. The Morning Dew had me in tears and was the best one I have seen live since 3/27/94.The UC is just plain out sick, the ending of the song is incredible and beautiful. John really took his playing to a different level this set and I look forward of more of it.I mean by the time we arrived at Rider it was heaven and the band raged!

Phil and Bobby were awesome the entire night, as was Jeff. I love him on the Moog.Kudos to the girls who really have taken the harmonies to the next level.
I was 20 ft in front of the sb and we were dancing our asses off, hooting and howlerin' and had the grandest of times.
As for the first set is it extremely tight with a nice fun opener with some great Bobby scat and then they drop right in TLEO, Happy Valentine Day Furthur Freaks !
This is followed by another great BIODTL and then a rollicking Tennessee Jed. The Peggi-O, LL Rain, Sugaree, with JK signing, is where this set gets really special. This Sugaree was much better than the Asbury Park one and then a nice bonus of a high spirited Good Lovin' to end the set.

For me this show was a holy grail show and the band more than delivered...big time.
Shout out to all the tapers who continue to spoil us rotten with all the great music and putting it up in record time.
Reviewer: docta jonez - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 19, 2010
Subject: acsheylus
Send me your addy to and I'll gladly do a b&p for fairfax: glad the sound engineers finally put it on cuz i checked about 5 days in a row and then gave up: dont know where the aud copies are of 2-13. From UBC on the second set of the conrell here is pretty unstoppable: please just dont give me the dog-adams shit sando between the UJB and the UBC next time boys!!!!!!
Reviewer: philmeup - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 19, 2010
Subject: big love
phil and bobby definitly busted out the love at this show. ripping first set, long windy second set. a great return to a classic venue. so fun to see them there.
Reviewer: stout - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 19, 2010
Subject: ♥ ♫ ♥
best valentine's day ever! thought the band sounded tight, the cohesiveness was definitely there the majority of the night.

a great night of music hands down. loved the standing on the moon. AND we got spared the duck joke. thanxxx!!
Reviewer: landphil - - February 19, 2010
Subject: that is illegal

i'm no lawyer, but i believe that copying your sbd copy of the Fairfax show and sharing it (as you have offered)is illegal (a copyright infringement). that is one reason that the folks here go to the trouble of recording and sharing. This aproach has the blessing/approval of the band. another reason is that it is a different perspective on the sound...from the audience's perspective, and, in my opinion (based off of many 100s of shows and 1000s of recordings)can often meet or surpass a good soundboard recording. my guess is that a lot of the folks here agree.

so, please take your gripe elsewhere. I'm beginning to get the sense that this show may not get posted as a result of the banter...and that would be a shame.

thanks and peace
Reviewer: ascheylus - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 18, 2010
Subject: where is Fairfax?????????
hey wklitz, I bought the sbd's from Fairfax yesterday from They are excellent. I don't need to defend my viewpoint, and I still believe it is valid. Please explain why the world is better off because there are ten recordings of 2/14/10 Barton Hall available? This seems like a huge waste of storage. And I base my reviews on having seen hundreds of shows, the good the bad and the ugly. Including 2/14 Ithaca. I speak from knowledge, not opinion. My opinion however is that our community is missing out because no one has posted the Fairfax shows. It was far better than Ithaca, and listening to the sbd's only confirms my opinion. Send me your mailing address and I'll mail you a free copy, because as it seems to be so important around here, I DO PUT MY MONEY WHERE MY MOUTH IS.
Reviewer: gang1027 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 18, 2010
Subject: john k
johns work at the end of unbroken chain was incredible...i was there and it seemed to get the crowd ready for the rest a stellar 2nd set
Reviewer: wklitz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 18, 2010
Subject: Sounds great
Thanks Tony!

btw, ascheylus... MOST taper's don't immediately upload their recordings.... why not try a little patience? It's the "I NEED IT NOW" people like you that makes tapers not want to bother even uploading.

What have YOU done for the taping community that makes you feel so entitled to have said Fairfax show right now? if you are so impatient, why not go spend the $25 on the official SBD's?

Personally with all your bitching all over the internet, my hope is that a Fairfax recording NEVER surfaces and the official recordings have serious flaws so you are left without.

GROW UP dude!
Reviewer: wjcudeadhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 17, 2010
Subject: Explanation
What I mean to say is, the second set really took off at "UBC"...

I don't really know where the confusion was, there.
Reviewer: capttrips - - February 17, 2010
Subject: Good Suff !!!
Love your stuff tony great job keep goin to shows!! Msg dead last tour also good rec peace
Reviewer: jerryzone - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2010
Subject: Grateful
Just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for this upload. I've been on the sceene over 20 years and with no doubt, this was a very good show. This was my first show with the current musicians and i have to say that it worked very well. The most " Jerry Like " show i've heard since Jerry. Anyone who complains about anything on here needs to evaluate themself. A FREE good quality recording of the show withen hours. What is ther to bitch about ? Thanx again ! Cant wait for the next one !!!Much love to all the Brothers and Sistas out there !
Reviewer: GregAtlanta - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2010
Subject: Not bad at all...
I do not get to many shows these days, but I sure do enjoy these recordings. I think they had a technology-oriented crowd there in Ithaca…maybe some expensive toys as well. This is my best guess on the profusion of recordings. Reading some of these posts…I just want to express support for the tapers. Keep the tapes coming at whatever pace you can muster! If you make a mistake in haste, just make it right as time permits!

I just went to the Atlanta show, and I listen to it quite a bit still. The Z-Man came through the day after the show in that case. I was a high school kid at my first show in 73. We had some songs we recorded on a handheld dictation device that lasted many years. I did not know about tapes floating around up there in Northern Illinois where I was. The Internet was a generation away in the future. What we have now with whatever mistakes is as hard to take in as these amazing shows.

I see why this particular show in Ithaca might not be a hit with everyone, of course, but I do not see it as a bad show by any conceivable standard. I like Midnight Hour, and the Peggy-O is really fine. It is not the pounding style of some great Jerry versions, but it does have drama going with Phil doing a great job (it was valentine's day and all). I also thought the Other One was a stand out. The confident pace is wonderful and Bob sang it well, really stressing the lyrics, which are odd but a great retelling of the events of the day. I have it on now…great sound! The back-up singers are a real plus, and the precision in how they stick with Bob gives some real punch. There is more good stuff here…like Bob redeeming himself on an excellent Standing on the Moon. I can see some looking for an effort to top 1977 being bemused, but every show is different.

I hate to think of someone reading these posts a decade from now when they maybe have no Grateful Dead going at all and think of us floating on a sea of Furthur shows and complaining away like kids at summer camp. For someone who has enjoyed this music for a few years…this is all much more than I ever would have thought possible.
Reviewer: augustsdad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2010
Subject: get real-
some of you have to get a grip-
a person spends the time (and money) to go to a show, record it and dump it here for our enjoyment- all at no cost-
and you still find a reason to fault it???

and the band is out there doing what they do- no need to do it- heck, bob an dphil never need to leave their homes again, if they didnt want to- but they are out there busting it up the best they can- and thats the thanks you give them?
not saying every show is great- we all have seen bad shows- but lets keep this all in perspective.

thanks for the recording!
Reviewer: Totem - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2010
Subject: No Snoozer
Can't get into comparing shows and all, but bad shows are bad shows, and this isn't one of them. Good solid show and definitely some very high moments! I'll be getting the sbd and give the audiences a listen as well. Thanks for getting these up so fast to share! 5 stars for the Sugaree, Unbroken Chain and Dew alone.

Some of you reviewers should work for Rolling Stone. You are that good, really! lol
Reviewer: SCARLETFIRE421 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2010
I was there and it was nothing special. yea good show phil was rippin the bass all night. i was in the front row. the experience was great but they could've played a way better show. Best part is MORNING DEW,OTHER ONE, AND CHINA CAT.
Reviewer: oneprowierdo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2010
Subject: thumbs up
It mushed have been something I ate but haven't had such a good time since 92 . Was right in front of the board for the whole show and it was amazing !! thanks goes out to all the tapers for there work ,, hope to see you all again soon , CHEERS
Reviewer: alexkol86 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2010
Subject: awesome
all i can say is wow! this band is on fire. was ithica more baked out than hampton? all i could smell and taste was blackberry. i had dry mouth the whole show, even when i wasnt smokin. that place was a smoke cloud. i attended the fairfax show and it was amazing. go see them if you can, who knows how long phil will keep truckin on. thanks to the tapers who make this website possible.
Reviewer: UKDEADHEADKUWAIT - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2010
Superb recordings every time and the quickest uploads ever
If the Dead incarnations ever come back to Egypt - just across from me - I will buy u many pints.
Keep up the hard work - your recordings have consistently been the best on archive for many years now and some have more atmosphere than the stiff and starchy soundboards. What a killer second set. A mindblowing performance. Wish I could have attended. Anyone got any videos of these gigs. Can the archive publish them?
Reviewer: jamjax - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2010
Subject: Thanks again.
You tapers. I hope that you introduce yourselves as such to strangers. Cuz let me tell you if i run into any of you i will at least buy you lunch and a drink.
We have so much to thank you for. This is a great day and age to listen to these shows at home. Thanks all to you.
If we ever call a show slow doesn't mean that it wasn't magic for those that were there, just means we are being analytical about it. Just like we have alwsys been. Not so hard on us, us Deadheads have high standards.
Reviewer: dont blow my high - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2010
Subject: "Big Red" Party
What an awesome performance, they played so tight! And yes folks, the heads last night managed to bake out a building that was large enough to store military aircraft!

Ithaca is still GRATEFUL.

-To the surfer below: the other poster was referring to the series of songs that began with UBC. This, as opposed to simply the second set, which would lack the need to specify a track in the first place. "LMAO" at your mistaken opportunity to debase another reviewer.
Reviewer: ride_her_like_a_surfer - - February 16, 2010
Subject: "Second Set sequence that began with UBC"
UBC was the fourth song in , so what show were you at ?? LMAO
Reviewer: TD Bear - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2010
Subject: Kudos
Kudos to Tony for a very fine quality recording. Greatly appreciated and many thanks.
Reviewer: sonomajon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2010
Subject: Snoozer?
You've got to be kidding me!? And the reason there are four is because 4 people uploaded their hard work for our appreciation. You get yourself a rig and record the shows!! I'm sorry but your post reeks of some sense of entitlement ascheylus! It amazes me how self absorbed some folks can be! Get a life and a recording gig! Thx Tony for the show sounds great...
Reviewer: lil_train423 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2010
Subject: Thank You Thank You
So stoked this is up already. Sounds good for being done inside of Barton Hall. Thanks for putting this up. Born and raised in Ithaca wanted to make it back so bad. But thanks to you I get to hear it the next day. Love it. I will have to check this Fairfax.
Reviewer: GratefulDred - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2010
Subject: Thank you, great recording! Fabulous shows
of all the posted shows so far, dig this one. Thanks so much since I couldn't be there or listen last night.
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